“It’s not looking good” – Mikel Arteta provides update on Thomas Partey

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Thomas Partey’s injury
Thomas Partey’s injury

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta says Thomas Partey’s injury “does not look good” after the midfielder was substituted in the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Chelsea in a preseason friendly on Sunday.

Partey, who joined Arsenal last October from Atlético Madrid, appeared to suffer an ankle injury following a tackle by Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech and was withdrawn five minutes before half-time.

I just had a talk with the doctor,” Arteta said.

“He’s going to have a scan tomorrow and at the moment it’s not looking good because he was in pain, and he could not continue which, for Thomas, is pretty unusual.”

Arsenal begins their Premier League campaign against newly-promoted Brentford on Friday 13 August, as Arteta looks to improve on last season’s eighth-placed finish.

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